Joel RichardsUnited States
Outstanding tour!! Barti was the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Suzie ScholesUnited Arab Emirates
My stepmother and I had a fabulous morning with Barti who was incredibly informative on all aspects of Dubai in addition to the Camel Racing for which we had booked a Camel Training tour. Despite living in the region for over twelve years I learned many facts previously unkown. Barti was extremely personable, punctual, spoke excellent English, drove carefully ( a particular horror of mine, these UAE roads!) and patient with our photo opportunities and questions. 5 very well deserved stars!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzie Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you. I am glad I am able to show you the other side of Dubai which many tourists and residents are not aware of. Thank you once again for choosing me as your private tour guide and thank you for your generosity and simplicity. Regards Barti
James YarmonUnited States
A great Dubai city tour with Barti. Very knowledgeable, answers questions frankly, clearly loves his job. Had good suggestions for meals and transportation. Will recommend him to others. English is excellent, easy to understand and communicate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James It was a pleasure meeting you all for the Dubai tour. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing me. I hope to meet you all again in the future. Regards Barti
Melanie HollisUnited States
Barti was wonderful! Very knowledgeable about everything Dubai. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melanie It was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. Look forward to meeting you all once again on the 21st Feb for the second tour. Regards Barti
John SmetHermosillo Beach, CA., United States
This is my second time using Barti--he is terrific! We had a tour of Dubai and a tour of Abu Dhabi, both were flawless, very interesting and well organized. I would give Barti, my highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John It was a pleasure meeting you again in Dubai. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. My regards to your family and friends. Thank you for choosing me again as your private tour guide in UAE. Regards Barti
We're back home after a 28 hour journey ! We had a very good time with Barti. He was really thoughtful and could answer all the questions we had regarding Dubai and the life there. We were glad we met him. We couldn't go to the Burj Khalifa as planned but he took us to another lookout worth seeing. Thank you for your reactivity. I will recommand your service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine Thank you for accepting me as the last minute replacement for your private tour. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I hope you will all come back to Dubai in the future to see Abu Dhabi and Heritage Sport like Camel racing etc. Thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti
Dewey NorthingtonUnited States
We had a great time and learned a lot. The Dubai traffic is bad. Other than that we were quite impressed with the culture, the history, the Dubai Mall, and excellent architecture. We wish we had more time in Dubai. Be prepared for the hard sales people at the gold and spice markets. They really get aggressive and in your face, especially addressing the women. It's best to walk by and ignore them.
JoAnn A.United States
Barti is the best. If I could, I'd give him a ten star rating. This tour was fabulous, but Barti made it extraordinary. He's knowledgeable and kind. And camel racing is exhilarating. Loved it and him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear JoAnn I am glad that you were finally able to make it to the Heritage sport of UAE Camel racing and the timing of your visit matched the Camel racing day in Dubai. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide and thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti
Jennifer RandolphUnited States
Barti was excellent. He taught and amused our group during our stay in Dubai. He was exceptional in his desire to make our visit memorable and enjoyable. Barti encouraged my husband and me to say hello to an Emirati gentleman. We were most surprised when the man generously invited us to visit him at his farm. Barti facilitated the arrangements and went out of his way to fit the 3 hour round trip plus visit into our day in Dubai without leaving anything out of the original itinerary at no extra charge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. I hope you will come again to this lovely country. Regards Barti
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Fairly good tour, very knowledgeable guide Barti, who gave us so much info! We would have liked a little more variation in foods sampled eg; we went by a street bakery making middle eastern breads, this should be included in the tour. Great views of the street life in the Old Town, thank you Barti!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allison Thank you for your suggestion of including the local bread maker and I will include that in the Food tour. Thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Wow!! What a day!! Started very early with the camel race, like no experience we have ever had. Very exciting, even got to ride with the camera man following each heat. This is a unique experience as it only happens every couple of weeks and the date is announced with little notice. Luckily we were in Dubai at just the right time. We watched for about an hour and then we were off to Abu Dhabi for the day. A visit to the main mosque should not be missed. Thanks Barti, you are a top notch guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra I enjoyed being with you all and I hope you will all come back again for another tour of UAE since there is always some thing new coming up in UAE every year. Regards Barti
What a great day!!! Thanks Barti, you are an awesome guide!!! How lucky we were to get you. Our group of 8 had so much fun and we learned about your city. And what a city Dubai is!!! We saw old and new, architecture and a massive amount of shopping:)))). The final touch was your recommendation for an excellent dinner. I highly recommend Barti as a guide for Dubai and area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for visiting Dubai. Regards Barti
Mary BurchellUnited States
Excellent guide. Showed us parts of Dubai we would otherwise never have seen. Barti helped us out when we were buying items from the souks we visited. A very enjoyable and informative day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Ian It was a pleasure meeting you both and being your guide in Dubai. Thank you for your generosity. Kind Regards Barti
Sandra MadisonUnited States
Dubai tour on Nov. 3. Barti was outstanding. 5 all the way. Very knowledgeable, spoke English well, was polite and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to other visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide while in Dubai. Regards Barti
Barti is an excellent guide, considerate, knowledgeable and good at his job.He has been our guide twice and we would use him again as he is always able to provide a great experience.Barti takes his job seriously and is very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nevione Its a pleasure to meet you again and this time with your lovely Husband and thank you for choosing me again. Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you all again in the future. Regards Barti
Michaela DeMarchiUnited States
This was by far one of the best tours I have ever been on! Barti surpassed all my expectations and I highly recommend him. I cannot express how interesting and fun this tour was. Barti showed me parts of Dubai beyond the glamour and luxury of tall buildings and extravagant malls...I saw the REAL Dubai! More importantly the time spent with Barti was one of the best 4 hour conversations I've had in a long time. He is an expert on the history of Dubai and filled my mind with knowledge. Thank you Barti!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michaela Thank you for choosing me for your tour in Dubai. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and thank you for your kind words. Thank you for your generosity. Hope to see you with your family next time. Regards Barti
Mark GrunewaldUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark Thank you for choosing me. Have a safe trip in Africa. Regards Barti
John HolmesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Thank you for your feedback. Regards Barti
William WaddellUnited States
Our tour guide was very patient with us, and very courteous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carsten Thank You. Regards Barti
William BrownUnited States
Barti was great. We did an all day tour and saw more than we expected. He was courteous and accommodating the entire time. His English is perfect and his knowledge of the area was great. The car was clean and relatively new. We would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William and Lurlene Thank you for choosing me and it was a pleasure meeting you both. I hope you will come back to UAE again. Regards Barti
Kathleen D.New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
Barti gave us an unforgettable 3-day tour of UAE—Fujairah, Dubai & Abu Dhabi. We have been fortunate to enjoy countless tours around the globe, and Barti is without question the best of the best. His knowledge is extraordinary, and his perspective on this fascinating and beautiful country and culture is both passionate and objective. Thank you, Barti, for being a delightful teacher and ambassador!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen It was a pleasure meeting you both and being your guide. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for your Generosity and Thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide for three days. Regards Barti
Pamela H.MESA, AZ, United States
Wow! Wow! Wow! Barti was an exceptional tour guide & everything was above expectations. We were with a group of 9 individuals & we kept changing requirements. Barti was flexible & did everything possible to make sure we got all that we needed. His recommendations were always excellent. He was punctual & precise with every aspect of the tour. His personal service was amazing. Bus driver was excellent. Especially enjoyed the tour of the Falcon Hospital & the Qasr Al Watan. Highly recommend Barti!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela and everyone Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your Husband and your entire group during your stay in Abu Dhabi. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for your Generosity and Kindness. Hope to see you again. Regards Barti
Justin TerryUnited States
Last month, my family and I must have sampled all the cuisine that Du Bahai has to offer thanks to Barti. Moreover, Barti introduced us to some quality merchants during our Souk tour. Thanks to Barti we got really good deals! If you want a good deal on quality gold, spices, souvenirs, etc., ensure that you book a souk tour with Barti!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and the children. You were are all easy going and fun to be with. Thank you for your generosity and thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Justin TerryUnited States
My family I thoroughly enjoyed our Camel Racing tour with Barti last month. We could not have gotten such exclusive access to the races and camels without him. As such, we were able to pet the camels before their races, and we were able to ride alongside the race track as the camels raced! Talk about real time! Moreover, Barti did an excellent job of explaining everything while providing a few snacks and beverages along the way; this was icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Barti!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Justin Thank you for your kind words. Camel racing happens once in a while in Dubai after a long gap of 6 months with no camel races and your timing was right. Regards Barti
Ineta StephensUnited States
Our guide Barti was excellent. Can't recommend him highly enough. Very knowledgeable, nice personality We enjoyed our tour a lot and had every single question answered thoroughly, accurately and in a light hearted fashion. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ineta Thank you for choosing country side and fishing village tour and me as your guide. Thank you for your generosity and for choosing me. Regards Barti
Anthony W.Hong Kong
Barti is professional, friendly and very helpful. 10 out of 10. I will not hesitate to recommend his service to anyone visiting Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony Thank you for your Kind words. You have been to horse racing events all over the world several times and to Dubai World Cup four times before and still choose DWC 2019. Being a racing expert and patron you mentioned to me Dubai World Cup as one of the Top 5 horse racing events in the world. Thank you. Hope to see you soon. Regards Barti
Joseph MacauUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph Thank you. Regards Barti
Hubert van DongenNetherlands
We had a very interesting tour to the camel races;unique experience. We even could drive with one of the camera trucks folloing the 8km race. Barti clearly had good contacts there. And he is a very pleasant host. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hubert It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti